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Mega-sized Merc in catch-up mode

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 350d.

This big Merc appears to be struggling with the increased expectations of XXL-sized SUV buyers.

Honda HR-V gets AWD for NZ market

Honda HR-V AWD

New Zealand gets a special deal for this new small SUV.

Could the new Colorado top the class? video

The facelifted Holden Colorado in action during its Queensland first drive.

We introduce the quieter and more refined Holden Colorado ute.

Jeep Cherokees celebrate 75 years video

New 75th Anniversary lineup includes Grand Cherokee (left) and Cherokee models.

More style than substance as iconic American brand marks 75 years with a bit of bronze and orange.

The world's coolest campervan video

The most awesome awning attachment you can buy: VW's T6 van-based California, in top Ocean specification.

Incredible design and packaging is only the start of the California's appeal.

Holden wants you to stop saying 'ute' video

New Holden Colorado development vehicle.

When is a ute, not a ute? When Holden wants us to start calling them pick-up trucks.

The appealing aero-inspired DS5 video

The facelifted DS5 complete with its new "DS Wings" grille.

Rob Maetzig tries to explain when a Citroen is not a Citroen.

Subaru Forester mixes things up

Tall Forester looks pretty conventional against Subaru's other genre-bending models.

Subaru Forester presents a strong case for choosing less for the same money as an Outback.

VW Tiguan's Kiwi tour of duty video

Volkswagen NZ national sales manager Rodney Gillard introduces the new Tiguan to dealership staff in New Plymouth.

There's a new Volkswagen travelling north-to-south through NZ before its official launch at the end of August.

Ford NZ finally confirms Edge SUV

Global Ford Edge is shorter than Aussie Territory, but wider and taller. Stay tuned for more information... in 2018.

High-tech Edge gets green light for NZ but there are still more questions than answers about the new SUV.

Ford builds final Falcon ute

Ford Australia has built its final Falcon ute.

End of an era as iconic model ceases production.

Levante puts on a good show in NZ video

Levante will be launched in NZ with a turbo diesel engine, at prices ranging from $136,990 to $155,990.

Maserati has announced full NZ pricing and specification for the Levante SUV. It's also building some very posh garages.

Ranger a runaway sales success video

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak ute, hard at work on the Urenui beach sand.

We get down and dirty for charity in Ford's Ranger ute - New Zealand's top-selling new vehicle.

Ford F-150 still delivers

The 2016 4x4 Supercrew Limited is Ford's top of the line F-150 model, which has been the most popular vehicle sold in ...

For 34 consecutive years, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the US and the best-selling truck for even longer.

NZ's unique D-Max ute

The Isuzu D-Max LS-T ute - in 2WD form it is a model unique to New Zealand.

It's just for us - we drive the Isuzu D-Max ute that can only be purchased in New Zealand.

Origin stage for Holden Colorado reveal

The new-look Holden Colorado ute.

Holden's facelifted Colorado made its public debut at the final game of the 2016 State of Origin series.

Maserati SUV has two-wheel track time video

Maserati Levante on two wheels during a blast around the track at the company's proving ground in Italy.

Maserati has taken to its proving track to demonstrate the on and off-road capabilities of its new luxury SUV.

Guilt-free fun with BMWs

The new fuel-miserly BMW models will include plug-in hybrid versions of the company’s most popular models and will be ...

Known for performance, BMW now adds environmental friendliness to the lineup.

Isuzu and Mazda join forces for ute

The next generation Mazda BT-50 will be built by Isuzu.

Japanese brands team up after Ford split.

New Jaguar era for grace, space and pace video

New F-Pace is Jaguar's first-ever SUV. It's set to be the brand's biggest seller in NZ.

Jaguar's first-ever SUV, the F-Pace, has arrived in New Zealand. We take it for a first drive.

How the elite drive video

A modern day Rolls-Royce has unparalleled levels of customisation where it can truly be called one-of-a-kind.

Exploring the infinite possibilities of building a car you can genuinely call your own.

Bucket list Lambo on loan

Chris Webley, owner of Waimea Testing Station in Richmond, who looks after a close friend's Lamborghini Aventador.

Taking care of a mate's prized $500,000 Lamborghini Aventador comes with great power and great responsibility.

Renault reveals luxury ute

The new Renault Alaskan is based on the Nissan Navara dual cab ute.

French brand takes the covers off its Navara-based dual-cab ute

New Amarok V6 ute is grunty

The first truly 'premium' one-tonner? Amarok V6 Aventura rivals luxury SUVs for refinement.

The new Amarok Aventura takes the dual-cab ute even closer to luxury-SUV status.

Willys Jeep-inspired cars

Jeep Wrangler is straight from the Willys family tree.

First came the Willys Jeep. Then these five... eventually.

History repeats at Jeep's Kiwi bush-bash

A WW2 Willys Jeep takes pride of place among a selection of modern-day Jeep product during the 75th anniversary media day.

Jeeps opts for muddy off-roading event to celebrate its 75th birthday.

A supreme towing test video

The Discovery Sport towing carriages across the Rhine.

Land Rover demonstrates the towing ability of its Discovery Sport SUV as it pulls 60 times its own weight.

The thirstiest Lexus you can buy

The Lexus LX570, showing off its new spindle grille.

The Lexus LX570 is unashamedly a luxury SUV - but underneath all the swank there's a vehicle with powerful off-road ability.

Big US trucks no longer rubbish

It's a corner and the F-150 isn't lurching into the gravel. Things have changed.

Some American trucks now compete with the best in the world for design and dynamics. Others still really don't.

Holden SUV still has captive audience

Mouthy new grille makes it easy to identify the new Captiva. Same old engines behind it, though.

We should be getting a replacement for Captiva, but instead it's a minor facelift. Doesn't stop Holden's SUV clocking up sales, though.

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